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These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

Author: Peter Dodson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400887446

Category: Science

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The horned dinosaurs, a group of rhinoceros-like creatures that lived 100 to 65 million years ago, included one of the greatest and most popular dinosaurs studied today: Triceratops. Noted for his flamboyant appearance--marked by a striking array of horns over the nose and eyes, a long bony frill at the back of the head, and an assortment of lumps and bumps for attracting females--this herbivore displayed remarkable strength in its ability to fight off Tyrannosaurus rex. It was also among the last dinosaurs to walk the earth. In telling us about Triceratops and its relatives, the Ceratopsia, Peter Dodson here re-creates the sense of adventure enjoyed by so many scientists who have studied them since their discovery in the mid-nineteenth century. From the badlands of the Red Deer River in Alberta to the Gobi Desert, Dodson pieces together fossil evidence to describe the ceratopsians themselves--their anatomy, biology, and geography--and he evokes the human dimension of their discovery and interpretation. An authoritative survey filled with many original illustrations, this book is the first comprehensive presentation of horned dinosaurs for the general reader. Dodson explains first the fascinating ways in which the ceratopsians dealt with their dangerous environment. There follows a lesson on ceratopsian bone structure, which enables the reader quickly to grasp the questions that still puzzle scientists, concerning features such as posture, gait, footprints, and diet. Dodson evenhandedly discusses controversies that continue, for example, over sexual dimorphism and the causes of the dinosaurs' disappearance. Throughout his narrative, we are reminded that dinosaur study is a human enterprise. We meet the scientists who charmed New York high society into financing expeditions to Mongolia, home of Triceratops' predecessors, as well as those who used their poker winnings to sustain paleontology expeditions. Rich in fossil lore and in tales of adventure, the world of the Ceratopsia is presented here for specialists and general readers alike. Originally published in 1996. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
2017-03-14 By Peter Dodson

Provides information about the origins, range, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, food, defenses, and extinction of triceratops and the other dinosaurs with formidable horns known as ceratopsians.

Author: Thom Holmes

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0766014517

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Provides information about the origins, range, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, food, defenses, and extinction of triceratops and the other dinosaurs with formidable horns known as ceratopsians.
2001 By Thom Holmes

"Dino" Don Lessem brings readers face-to-face with various dinosaur species, detailing their habitats, way of life and how they became extinct.

Author: Don Lessem

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 9781467751308

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Dino" Don Lessem brings readers face-to-face with various dinosaur species, detailing their habitats, way of life and how they became extinct. An acclaimed dinosaur expert, Don Lessem has written more than 30 children's books, writes a popular dinosaur column in Highlights magazine, and was an adviser for Jurassic Park.Take a trip through dinosaur time to meet these horned dinosaurs face-to-face:Torosaurus had the biggest skull of any animal ever!Pentaceratops had five sharp horns on its head!Styracosaurus was as big as an ice cream truck!Plus, you'll get to know Centrosaurus, Protoceratops, and Triceratops!
2014-01-01 By Don Lessem

In M. J. Ryan, B. J. Chinnery-Allgeier, and D. A. Eberth, eds., New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium, pp. 117–140. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Lehman, T. M. 1987.

Author: Michael J. Ryan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253353580

Category: Science

Page: 624

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Ceratopsids, or horned dinosaurs, are a group of large-bodied, quadruped herbivores, which lived roughly 65–70 million years ago. Part of a larger group of dinosaurs that includes stegosaurs, ankylosaurs, ornithopods, and pachycephalosaurs, the better-known members of the ceratopsids include centrosaurs, chasmosaurs, and triceratops. Easily distinguished by the horns and frills on their skulls, ceratopsids were one of the most successful of all dinosaurs. This volume presents a broad range of cutting-edge research on the functional biology and behavior, systematics, paleoecology, and paleogeography of the horned dinosaurs, including descriptions of newly identified species. A CD-ROM includes a census of recovered specimens and a history of ceratopsian discoveries in Canada.
2010 By Michael J. Ryan

Explains theories of how the dinosaur triceratops must have lived

Author: Michael Berenstain

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 0307119793

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Explains theories of how the dinosaur triceratops must have lived

This volume presents a broad range of cutting-edge research on the functional biology, behavior, systematics, paleoecology, and paleogeography of the horned dinosaurs, and includes descriptions of newly identified species.

Author: Michael J. Ryan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253007797

Category: Science

Page: 656

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Easily distinguished by the horns and frills on their skulls, ceratopsians were one of the most successful of all dinosaurs. This volume presents a broad range of cutting-edge research on the functional biology, behavior, systematics, paleoecology, and paleogeography of the horned dinosaurs, and includes descriptions of newly identified species.
2010-06-22 By Michael J. Ryan

Discusses traits and habitats of Triceratops and other dinosaurs that are horned, such as the Chasmosaurus and Torosuarus.

Author: Virginia Schomp

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761410244

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Discusses traits and habitats of Triceratops and other dinosaurs that are horned, such as the Chasmosaurus and Torosuarus.
2003 By Virginia Schomp

Describes a day in the life of the plant-eating triceratops, noting its behavior, environment, and physical characteristics.

Author: Janet Riehecky

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing

ISBN: 0761406026

Category: Science

Page: 32

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Describes a day in the life of the plant-eating triceratops, noting its behavior, environment, and physical characteristics.
1998 By Janet Riehecky

"Full-color images and simple text introduce young readers to different horned dinosaurs, including their physical characteristics, habitats, and diets"--

Author: Kathryn Clay

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781491496497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Full-color images and simple text introduce young readers to different horned dinosaurs, including their physical characteristics, habitats, and diets"--
2016-01-01 By Kathryn Clay

The horned dinosaur radiation is particular amenable to study for several reasons, including an abundant fossil record, preservation of species-specific signaling structures (horns and frills), and restricted temporal and geographic ...

Author: Philip J. Currie

Publisher: NRC Research Press

ISBN: 9780660198194

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 144

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